craft fair season 2017

December has begun and I feel like I can breathe again. Last Saturday was my final craft fair of the year. Three weekends in a row I peddled my wares and am already looking forward to next year. BTW, this blog post has been sitting partially written since Monday so I just need to write…

Champlain Heights summer fair 2017

I had a wonderful day at the Champlain Heights Community Centre summer fair. I got there nice and early to set up, which I managed to do on my own with time to spare. Luckily I planned well enough the night before that I remembered everything I needed. I was lucky enough to have a…

news – Champlain Heights summer fair 2017

Hello, friends! I hope you have all been keeping as busy as I have. Some news: I will have a table at the Champlain Heights Community Centre summer fair next Saturday 10 June, 11:00 – 15:00. I don’t know all the details yet, but it’s a gorgeous corner of the city and I hope that…

One year of card challenges!

As of today, I have been participating in card challenges for a whole year! I took a bit of time off in the fall to focus on a couple of craft fairs I had to make for, but I began challenges a full year ago. This is the post that began it all: 09 February…

Super 6 Of ’16

Here are my six favourite cards from 2016. It was a fun year where things really seemed to come together cards-wise. Here’s to continued enjoyment and improvement! I picked cards that I liked both when I made them, and still now months later. I have to say that the additions to my tool box have…

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo – an experience

Last month I participated in the Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo as a vendor. Being big in to Halloween, I was happy to learn Vancouver had such an event. I was even happier to be able to participate and sell at my first table. A gathering of like-minded people reveling in spooky October festivities sounded…

October Daily project (Serena Bee)

Greetings, ghosties. October is almost here and with that comes the lead up to many a person’s favourite holiday – Halloween! Last year I was in Japan for October and I wasn’t going to bring along a whole bunch of crafting supplies. I could however manage to bring a notebook and pens for Inktober. It…

April destash

Hi guys! It’s time for some spring cleaning, and with that comes those items once treasured but now perhaps better off in a new home. I have a Hello Kitty planner and Japanese-themed notebooks: The link to the destash collection is here. There are more detailed descriptions of all the items in their shop listings….

Fave Five From ’15

2015 was the year that I decided that I wanted to be a bit more serious about my handmade greeting cards. I started this blog, a Pinterest account, a Twitter account, and maybe most importantly of all, my online store abitofglueandpaper.ca. I didn’t sell anything from my online store last year, but I did sell…

back from hiatus

Hi guys! I am back from my trip and ready to get creative again soon. Use the discount code “earlyelf” to save 15% on all orders in my store abitofglueandpaper.ca You can grab a Christmas card or a neat notebook for a gift (or some Hallowe’en cards for next year?) Hope you are all well!

My First Tattoo’s First Anniversary

I have been tattooed for one year today! It is a paper crane on a Japanese origami-inspired background. It celebrates my Japanese-Canadian heritage, my love of paper and my great grandmother. One of my favourite memories of her is when she taught me how to make paper cranes. I had wanted a tattoo for some…